What Is A Phlebotomy Technician?

What Is a Phlebotomy Technician

If you’ve had to get bloodwork done at a medical facility for any reason, you have likely encountered a phlebotomy technician. Phlebotomy technicians are important healthcare team members who are responsible for providing patients with high-quality care during blood draws, helping doctors work more efficiently by processing labs, and other tasks that keep a medical facility running smoothly. 

Want to know more about a career as a phlebotomy technician?

Boardman Training Center is here to answer some of the most-asked questions about this exciting career path!

What Does A Phlebotomy Technician Do?

Phlebotomy technicians have valued members of the healthcare team, as they possess the skills to complete blood draws, verify patient identity, enter patient data, 

maintain proper equipment use, and provide comfort to nervous patients of all ages. Working as a phlebotomy technician can be a gratifying way to directly impact the patient experience at a facility. 

How To Become A Certified Phlebotomy Technician?

The process of starting a career as a phlebotomy technician is as simple as attending a school with a program that provides you with the hands-on training and knowledge you need, preparing for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) certification* exam, then deciding what type of healthcare facility you want to work in. 

While earning a certification is not required to work as a phlebotomy technician, obtaining an NHA certification proves to employers that an independent accrediting agency has evaluated you and can confidently apply your skills in a real-world environment. At Boardman Training Center, our phlebotomy technician training program prepares students for the CPT exam integrated into the curriculum. 

How Long Does It Take To Become A Phlebotomy Technician?

Students in the Phlebotomy Technician program at Boardman Training Center can expect to complete their accelerated, hands-on training and be prepared to sit for the NHA Certified Phlebotomy Technician certification* exam in only 12 weeks. However, according to All Allied Health Schools, the average phlebotomy program is 4 to 8 months in length. Attending BTC can help students learn the necessary skills to enter their careers in less time. 

Where Can A Phlebotomy Technician Work?

The skills phlebotomy technicians possess to provide them with opportunities to work in various medical facilities. Positions that professionals who complete entry-level phlebotomy technician training can commonly find openings in blood and plasma centers, outpatient clinics, nursing homes, hospitals, laboratories, surgical centers, and other healthcare facilities. 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as the baby boomer generation ages and requires more medical care, the national need for phlebotomy technicians in medical facilities is expected to grow 10% from 2021 to 2031. 

Why Choose Boardman Training Center’s Phlebotomy Technician Training Program?

Deciding to pursue a career as a phlebotomy technician can open doors of opportunity for a career in healthcare, and Boardman Training Center can help you get started. In addition to completing the hands-on training program in only 12 weeks, students will benefit from small class sizes that allow for one-on-one instruction, evening classes to fit busy schedules, and affordable training programs with flexible financing options.

At Boardman Training Center, students are supported by instructors, faculty, and other students. Want to hear what current students and graduates are saying about BTC? Check out our Google Reviews!

Ready To Jump Start Your Career?

Boardman Training Center is here to help you get started on the path to your career as a phlebotomy technician. So take the first step and contact our admissions team by calling 330-729-9244 or Requesting Information today!

*Certification is contingent upon passing the corresponding industry certification exam.